Scanner sharing

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Talk' started by Rosemary Morris, Nov 25, 2007.

  1. Does anyone know if it is possible to share a scanner over a network in
    Vista? I feel the answer is probably no but would be delighted if anyone
    could tell me how it is done.

    Thank you

    Rosemary Morris, Nov 25, 2007
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  2. Rosemary Morris

    philo Guest

    I know it can be done with some 3rd party software that can be purchased...
    however maybe someone knows of a freeware solution
    philo, Nov 26, 2007
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    Paul Knudsen Guest

    I don't see why not. We have a Canon combo printer/scanner/fax and
    it's networked to my Vista machine from my wife's XP. I haven't
    actually tried a scan but print is fine.

    I did find out that the drivers for it do not work in Vista, so you
    might check that with your model's mfgr.

    To ease networking, get Network Magic. Solved our problems and
    there's a free trial.
    Paul Knudsen, Nov 26, 2007
  4. Sadly no joy to date. Scanner - Epson Perfection 2450 shows up as such in
    the Scanners and cameras section of Vista but I can't right click on it and
    ask it to share like I could with my printer. Nothing happens at all
    whether I right or left click. It works perfectly from my PC but I would
    like it to work from the laptop too.

    Thanks for your suggestions to date.

    Rosemary Morris, Nov 28, 2007
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